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Top Ten 16-Size Watches That Increased the Most in Value in 2023

In this article, we will cover the top ten 16-Size American pocket watches that increased the most in value last year, according to the value guide on the Pocket Watch Database. Because wider fluctuations are expected for watches that do not sell as often, we will only be evaluating the year-over-year change for watches that have 250+ recorded sales, have value estimates above $150, and are within 25% of the estimated value at the end of 2022. Estimated values are all statistically derived from actualized sales. By the nature of this scope, we are focusing on more common 16-Size watches that are readily available on the market... Continue Reading

by Nathan Moore, 2 days ago


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Top Ten 18-Size Watches That Increased the Most in Value in 2023

In this article, we will cover the top ten 18-Size American pocket watches that increased the most in value last year, according to the value guide on the Pocket Watch Database. Because wider fluctuations are expected for watches that do not sell as often, we will only be evaluating the year-over-year change for watches that have 250+ recorded sales, have value estimates above $150, and are within 25% of the estimated value at the end of 2022. Estimated values are all statistically derived from actualized sales. When evaluating and discussing value, it is always important to note that actualized sale prices are influenced by far more variables than can be distilled into a single "valuation" figure, including overall condition, originality, sales venue, buyer audience, marketing efforts, time of day, quality of the listing, service history, and unique features that make certain watches more desirable such as marking variants, dials, and cases... Continue Reading

by Nathan Moore, 1 week ago


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Illustrated Guide to Seth Thomas Pocket Watch Hands

A guest post by Jonathan Luysterborghs. Seth Thomas pocket watch hands present clear, clean, highly functional and attractive lines that compliment the simple but elegant and practical dials with which Seth Thomas pocket watch movements were fitted. In order to fully and accurately document and communicate a detailed description of the pocket watches that we encounter; whether as a watchmaker, an historian or in our collections, we need to know the standard language and part numbers used by the manufacturers of our watches.  The purpose of this article is to provide a clear, complete, and easy-to-use chart listing and describing original Seth Thomas pocket watch hands by their part numbers so that we can include that information clearly in our personal or professional records as we care for these venerable historic artifacts.   This information was extracted from the 1904 Illustrated Price List, No 648, Seth Thomas Watch Movements, Trade Price List, October 15, 1904 shown on the right-hand side of this page.  In presenting this information on the new chart the use of abbreviations and hashmarks was avoided in order to provide greater clarity, and to reduce errors in interpreting the information. Please feel free to copy, print, and use the new chart in your daily practice... Continue Reading

by Jonathan Luysterborghs, 2 weeks ago



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Serial No.: #1636518
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:51
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1902
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Serial No.: #10530370
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Maximus
Size:16s
Model:1899
Jewels:23j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1901
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Serial No.: #16270304
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 625
Size:16s
Model:1908
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1908
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Serial No.: #18047167
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 230
Size:12s
Model:1894
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1910
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Serial No.: #2762050
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Am.W.Co.
Size:16s
Model:1872
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:October 1886 - March 1887
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Serial No.: #616977
Manufacturer:U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass)
Grade:108
Size:16s
Model:1895
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1902
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Serial No.: #782673
Manufacturer:South Bend
Grade:217
Size:16s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1913
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Serial No.: #712466
Manufacturer:Seth Thomas
Grade:207
Size:18s
Model:9
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Est. Date:1902
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Serial No.: #6019654
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Crescent St.
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:June 1894 - January 1896
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